Armstrong 4SCU16LS Review
SEER:Up to 16
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 74
Price:$3500 - $5500
Tonnage:2 to 5
Cooling Capacity:24,000 to 57,000
The 4SCU16LS by Armstrong is a good investment in an air conditioner that can handle demanding needs in order to keep your home environment cool and comfortable. It is ENERGY STAR® certified and has a 16 SEER that can be increased with a variable-speed furnace. THe 4SCU16LS comes with a Comfort Sync thermostat to ensure that your air conditioner is always at peak performance and gives you control over your home environment.
In a Nutshell
- Comfort Sync Thermostat
- ENERGY STAR® certified
- SEER rating of 16
- Two-stage compressor
The Bottom Line
Armstrong’s 4SCU16LS is an ideal unit for a very hot and humid area that has consistently extreme weather. It has a two-stage compressor so the unit isn’t constantly switching on and off, and it can moderate your energy usage to help you save on bills. The unit is reliable and has a lot of features that help you to create and maintain an optimal home environment.
Armstrong 4SCU13LB Specifications:
- Compressor type: Two-stage
- Comfort Sync thermostat lets you adjust the temperature from anywhere using an app on your smartphone; also notifies you of repairs and maintenance that are due
- Compressor protection keeps your unit from having extremely low or high pressure that can damage the compressor or contaminant the refrigerant
- MHT™ technology that transfers heat from your home to cool it down by using a fan shroud and lanced coil fins to evenly disperse heat
- Heavy-duty compressor blanket that works to dampen noise from the air condition running
As one of the models of the Pro Series™ system, the 4SCU16LS has a few nifty features that give you more control and user-friendly experience with the air conditioner. The Comfort Sync thermostat means your unit is constantly monitoring itself for efficiency, and it gives you the ability to set it into enhanced energy-saving with one touch, allows for remote access and even provides weather data so you can plan. It is quiet, deters bacteria growth, and only runs at 100% capacity during extreme temperatures.
More Key Features
- Microban®️ protection on the drain pan that stops mold and bacteria from growing
- Coil is raised to keep it away from debris and dust that can clog the airflow
- Polyester paint over galvanized steel to stop rust and deterioration
- External gauge ports for quick and easy service calls
The Armstrong 4SCU16LS is backed by a 10-year limited warranty on the compressor and a 10-year limited warranty on parts when you register within 60 days on installation (ask your technician about this). However, if you don’t register, you’re still covered by the 5-year limited warranty. There is also an extended warranty available to purchase if you’re hesitant about your coverage.
Comparable Models by Armstrong
Model Comparison by Price - Armstrong 4SCU16LS versus Armstrong 4SCU14LE
The main differences between the 4SCU16LS and the 4SCU14LE are the compressor and the Comfort Sync system. The 4SCU14LE is single-stage and is not compatible with Comfort Sync. Both models use MHT™ technology and are covered by the same warranty but only the 4SCU16LS can be remotely controlled from your phone and give weather data.
Model Comparison by Features - Armstrong 4SCU16LS versus Armstrong 4SCU16LE
The 4SCU16LE has the same SEER rating as the 4SCU16LS, but it only has a single-stage scroll compressor and it is not Comfort Sync compatible. Both units have a compressor sound blanket, integrated compressor protection and are ENERGY STAR certified. They are both durable units that have Microban®️ protection and painted steel panels to ensure a long lifespan of the unit.
Model Comparison by Tier - Armstrong 4SCU16LS versus Armstrong 4SCU20LX
The 4SCU20LX is the best model available on the Armstrong line. It has a 20 SEER, is ENERGY STAR certified and has a variable-speed compressor. Both models use the Comfort Sync system, have MHT™ technology, Microban®️ technology and a durable design that is meant to withstand weathering and the pressures of chronic usage. They are energy-efficient models that can use only energy that is necessary to cool your home.